New! Multiplanar Core Stabilization Exercise For Skaters And Goalies
EOTW: Tall Kneeling Cable Lift
Now that we don’t do crunches or Russian twists in your off-ice hockey training anymore, I see a lot skaters and goalies getting stagnant with the variety of exercises in their program – much like I described HERE. You see players do planks, planks and more planks.
I like the plank, it is a great exercise, but today I have a more dynamic, upright core stabilization exercise for you. You can use either a cable or resistance bungee to do the exercise.
Here’s How To Do It (VIDEO)
If you cannot see the video above, simply click on the link below
- Take a tall kneeling position, do not sit back in the hips and do not hyper-extend your lower back
- Pull with your outside arm until your hands are adjacent to your opposite arm pit
- Do not let your shoulders or torso rotate
- Push upward so your upper arm will be just under your nose in the finish position
- At this stage only go as far as you can without rotating your torso
- Only use a load that lets you maintain proper form – start at 15lbs or so
How Much? How Many?
Do 2-3 set of 8-12 on each side – remember do not start heavy.
You can add this exercise to your off-ice hockey training workout once or twice per week to spice it up a little.